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Date: 06/18/24 20:09
Hot Route B runnin' Z-CHCPTL past Grand Forks, ND, Amtrak station
Author: jmulhol2

A "hot" Route B runnin' Chicago (Cicero), IL --to-- Portland, OR westbound high-priority "Z" intermodal train in a 5x0 power configuration is seen here exiting the BNSF Hillsboro Subdivision, splitting the signals at the F.O. Switch, taking the west leg of the wye, passing the Grand Forks, ND, Amtrak station, splitting the signals at the D.L. (Devils Lake) Switch, and entering the BNSF Devils Lake Subdivision during the cloudy, cool, and misty mid-morning hours of 06/18/2024. 

Train symbol: Z-CHCPTL

Power:
BNSF #6400 (GE ES44AC; built: 12/2008)
BNSF #7538 (GE ES44DC; built: 04/2007)
BNSF #9384 (EMD SD70ACe; built: 02/2006; Non-isolated "thundercab" unit)
BNSF #7646 (GE ES44DC; built: 11/2005)
BNSF #7045 (GE ES44C4; built: ??/2012)

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Date: 06/19/24 07:24
Re: Hot Route B runnin' Z-CHCPTL past Grand Forks, ND, Amtrak sta
Author: bmarti7

Nice catch there Jake. Very unusual routing indeed - must have been a work window on the KO.

PCBill



Date: 06/19/24 07:28
Re: Hot Route B runnin' Z-CHCPTL past Grand Forks, ND, Amtrak sta
Author: stevef

Thanks for sharing along with the detail on the location. 



Date: 06/19/24 09:26
Re: Hot Route B runnin' Z-CHCPTL past Grand Forks, ND, Amtrak sta
Author: jmulhol2

bmarti7 Wrote:
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> Nice catch there Jake. Very unusual routing indeed
> - must have been a work window on the KO.
>
> PCBill

Thank you, PCBill. Also, I think there has been work on the KO recently. 



Date: 06/19/24 09:26
Re: Hot Route B runnin' Z-CHCPTL past Grand Forks, ND, Amtrak sta
Author: jmulhol2

stevef Wrote:
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> Thanks for sharing along with the detail on the
> location. 

You are welcome! 



Date: 06/19/24 11:08
Re: Hot Route B runnin' Z-CHCPTL past Grand Forks, ND, Amtrak sta
Author: dan

thank amtrak in a big part for even having the line around



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